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Abbotsford Community Foundation Student Awards

The Abbotsford Community Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for students at participating secondary schools in the Abbotsford School district. To apply, grade 12 students should contact their school counselling centre.  All applications must be submitted in early March.

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The Adoptive Families Association of BC Bursary Program

The AFABC Bursary Program offers two bursaries, designed to enhance educational outcomes for BC youth. The funds are intended to assist in supporting youth during their studies including but not limited to: costs of tuition, costs directly and indirectly related to post-secondary.

Available to: Youth in and from government care, and youth adoptees who are looking to further their education.

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AlgaeCal Health Scholarship 2021

Available to all students enrolled at a post-secondary institute in Canada or the United States for the upcoming semester (Master's and PhD students welcome to apply). Minimum 3.00 GPA required. 

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Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

Designated for students with a disability

AEBC offers scholarships each year to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school students. Attending a post-secondary programme (college, university or vocational) within the period of September to April, with a full-time course load or at a 40% course load when accompanied by an explanation. Students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels as well as those in training programs, educational upgrading, and taking courses in the performing arts are encouraged to apply.
 
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All Nations Trust Company Endowment Awards

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

The All Nations Trust Company was founded from First Nation individuals and organizations within five Tribal Regions and we offer several annual post-secondary awards for aboriginal students within, or originally from, those regions. 
 
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Ann Davis Transition Society's Laurel Lang Memorial Bursary

Available to: A single parent who is a full-time student in a social services discipline and planning to work in the field of abuse prevention benefiting a diverse population.

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Aspire-Canada Scholarship

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Association of Professional Biologists Scholarship

Available to: A student who is the son or daughter, spouse, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson of a member in good standing of the Association, or a student member of the APB, or Biologist in Training, or an R.P. Bio, in good standing, who is returning to university to pursue a higher degree.

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Automotive Industries Association of Canada Scholarships

Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Award

AIA and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program


Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada Scholarships

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B.C. Arts Council Scholarship Awards Program

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B.C. Cattlemen's Association

The Cattlemen's Martin Riedemann Society administers several bursaries, grants and scholarships on behalf of the ranching industry.

Available to: Children and grandchildren of a BCAA member to further their education in whichever field they desire.

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British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) Student Scholarships Program

Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.

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B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) Scholarships

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B.C. Historical Federation Scholarship

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‌B.C. Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

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‌B.C. Indigenous Student Award or Indigenous Teacher Education Award

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

Open doors, go places with a BC Indigenous Student Award or Indigenous Teacher Education Award. The Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society is offering awards of $1,000 - $5,000 for Indigenous learners.

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‌B.C. Native Women's Association

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

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The BeMo Diversity Advocacy Scholarship

BeMo believes education is your most valuable asset and that everyone deserves access to higher education regardless of social, cultural, economic or racial background. They also understand that the costs of tuition and application process to medical school place a significant burden on some applicants and their families. To help students and their parents in this noble journey, BeMo is excited to offer a $5,000 scholarship to those in need. The scholarship will be offered twice every year with application deadlines on May 31st, and October 31st.

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Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards seven $2500 scholarships annually to Canadian students who are entering or currently pursuing an agricultural related program.

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Dick Martin Scholarship Award

Available to: Students registered, full or part-time, in occupational health and safety-related programs at Canadian colleges and universities. The program must lead to an OH&S certificate, diploma or degree.

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Canada Council for the Arts 

The Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, media arts, music, theatre, writing and publishing, interdisciplinary work and performance art, and the visual arts.  All programs are accessible to Aboriginal artists or arts organizations, and artists or arts organizations from diverse cultural or regional communities. 

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Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Fellowships and Awards

CFUW offers multiple awards to women pursuing graduate studies and fellowships.

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Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: Parksville/Qualicum 

Two scholarships were awarded by the Club before the Trust was formally established as an independent body in 1987.  Since then both the number and value of the awards have increased.

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Canadian Federation of University Women CFUW: White Rock Surrey Bursary Foundation 

Surrey, White Rock, and Langley women, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply for these bursaries. The purpose of these bursaries is to assist women to further their education in an increasingly competitive workplace.

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‌Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship Program

Designated for students with a disability.

Available to: Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship awards are $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students.  

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Canadian Mental Health Association Bursaries and Scholarships

Each year the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division offers several bursaries and scholarships to help students with experience in mental health or addiction finance their education and career goals.

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‌Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Awards

Designated for students with a disability

Many awards are designed to assist directly with formal education and others for more general assistance with equipment, support and life experiences.

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‌Cenovus Indigenous Scholarships

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

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‌Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C. Education Bursaries

Designated for students with a disability

Available to: A student 17 years and older, with Cerebral Palsy, that is currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning and is planning to continue their studies the following term.

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Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

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‌Ch'Nook Scholars Program

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

Available to: All Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time business diploma or degree programs at post-secondary institutions in BC.

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CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program

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The Cityline Scholarship for BIPOC Women

The Cityline Scholarship for BIPOC Women aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate financial need and want to pursue a career in Media studies.

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Clearly.ca Scholarship Program

Available to: Full time students enrolled in accredited Canadian colleges and universities with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Consolidated Credit Canada Scholarship Program 

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The Dalton Camp Award

Available to:  Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada may enter this essay contest except members of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering Committee, retained consultants or business associates, and members of the Selection Committee; as well as their immediate family members.  Previous winners are ineligible.

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Dream Fund Bursaries for Former Youth in Care

Available to: Young people in and from care who wish to pursue their education at the post-secondary level with the financial costs of tuition, books and supplies who are planning to attend, or are already attending, a designated post-secondary academic institution.

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Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) Education Support

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities Women in Local Government Scholarships

FCM is proud to offer awards and scholarships to outstanding women in the field of municipal politics.  Our scholarships for women in secondary school, CEGEP and university encourage students in their studies of women in politics, as well as their community involvement.

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FindKeep.Love Scholarship

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‌First Citizens Fund Student Bursary Program

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

Available to: Post-secondary students of Aboriginal ancestry (status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit).  Applicants must have resided in B.C. for six months or more at the time of application (not including attendance at post-secondary institution). Applicants registered full-time (at least 3 full credit courses per term) in a minimum two-year academic program at any recognized post-secondary institution.

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Foreign Government Awards Program

Available to:  Graduate students (and those completing a first degree and intending to go on to do graduate studies) who are Canadian citizens are eligible to apply for a scholarship to study or do research abroad in all disciplines.

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4-H Entrance Scholarships

Available to: British Columbia 4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education.

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Girl Guides of Canada Scholarships

Available to:  Any woman who is currently an active member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada and who is pursuing further education.

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Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) Scholarships and Bursaries

Available to: Health Science Association members or their children under the age of 25.

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Holstein Canada Education Awards

Available to:  Students who are a regular or junior member of Holstein Canada, or a son/daughter of a member.  Must have completed at least one year of university/college (or Cegep in Quebec) and returning to school with the calendar year.

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Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Program

Available to: Students who, after completing one year (minimum of 30 credits) or two years (minimum of 54 credits) of study at a BC public-post secondary institution, must transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC to complete their degree. Successful applicants must demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

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‌Indigenous Early Years Scholarships and Bursaries

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

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Indspire - Building Brighter Futures

Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Indspire offers a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

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The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.

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Joint Diversity Scholarship

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‌KPMG's Indigenous Student Awards

Designated for students of Indigenous ancestry

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The Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships

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Kin Canada Bursaries

A program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Board of Trustees

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Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation

The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation (KCSF) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2021/2022 Scholarships and Bursaries due on January 16, 2022, 11:59 PM EST

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The Leonard Foundation Financial Assistance Program

Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and registered in a Canadian University or a college affiliated thereto. The university must be a member of the Association of Colleges and Universities in Canada (AUCC) and have a policy of unrestricted access except for academic standing.

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‌Lisa Huus Bursary

Designated for students with a disability

The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries up to $5,000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support worker costs.

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Loans Canada's Financial Literacy Scholarship

Loans Canada's goal is to help Canadians make better financial decisions. Demonstrate your financial literacy and practical money skills and they'll give you $750.

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Local Government Management Association of British Columbia Scholarship Program

A wide range of scholarships are available for persons pursuing studies in various facets of government and public policy.

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Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary 

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Lotus Light Charity Society Vancouver Scholarship

Available to: Any Canadian student who is 17 years or older at a recognized post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis.

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The Lyle Makowsky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

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MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund

Available to: A Canadian student who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired-driving crash and are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program.

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Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG)

Available to: A woman from a developing country who has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the US or Canada for the full academic year in which the application is submitted and intend to be enrolled for the subsequent year covered by the grant. 

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Mary B. Jordan YVR Annual Scholarship

YVR recently launched a significant new annual scholarship to support women studying business in B.C. The Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship is available to female or female-identified, full-time students studying business at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia. Each year, one recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship for their business education.

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Maxwell A. Cameron Memorial Award - B.C. Teachers' Federation

Available to: A student completing his/her final year of the Bachelor of Education degree in elementary and secondary school teaching, in each of the seven approved teacher education programs. Recipients of the award are those students who are considered by the dean of the Faculty of Education, and director of the division concerned (elementary or secondary) to be the outstanding student in the graduating class.

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Mensa Canada Scholarship Program

Available to: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian post-secondary institution, accredited by the applicable provincial Ministry of Education; must be 18 years old.

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